N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear

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General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Documentary
Literature
Native American
Biography
Arts
Indigenous Peoples
Literary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:84 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Kiowa
Website:Official Website
Print Source:PBS
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdVaIvkDV8
Cast/Crew
Director:Jeffrey Palmer
Producer:Jeffrey Palmer
Cinematographer:Jeffrey Palmer
Youngsun Palmer
Screenwriter:Jeffrey Palmer
Editor:Nancy Novack
Composer:Aska Matsumiya
Principal Cast:N. Scott Momaday

Description

This riveting documentary from Jeffrey Palmer charts the life, career, and legacy of the prolific and enigmatic Navarro Scott Momaday, a revered Native American author whose work earned him a Pulitzer Prize and established him as the founding force behind the Native American art and literature renaissance. A writer of both poetry and prose, Momaday speaks to themes of heritage, ancestral remembrance, and spiritual growth. Academically, Momoday was a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his incredible talents eventually earning him the Pulitzer in 1969, despite the various struggles he experienced as a Native artist. While his own work makes for an awe-inspiring portrait, the lasting influence Momoday has had on writers as well as the inspiration he has lent to a new generation of Native American artists and authors is what makes Words From A Bear an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Director Biography

Jeffrey Palmer

Indigenous filmmaker and artist Jeffrey Palmer holds an MFA in Film and Video Production and was named Dean's Fellow at the University of Iowa. His films have gone on to screen to high praise at festival around the globe, including Sundance.


Press

"Palmer’s culturally specific perspective supports the author and the material with respect and insight, helping ensure that N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear will serve as an invaluable document for the advancement of Native American letters and an affectionate account of a singular creative voice." - Hollywood Reporter


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